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South Korean government expresses concern over Obama's veto in Apple-Samsung patent dispute

08/05/2013, 12:08 pm

As Samsung has lost over a billion dollars in market value, the South Korean government has shown concern that the company's patent rights may be negatively affected following a presidential veto in its U.S.-based intellectual property dispute with Apple.

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Presidential veto in favor of Apple expected to alter future patent litigation strategies

08/05/2013, 09:08 am

Patent disputes in the U.S. could change significantly, with the International Trade Commission playing a less important role, following a veto from President Barack Obama's administration in the ongoing Apple-Samsung litigation.

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Apple dismisses DOJ's proposed e-book penalties as 'a draconian and punitive intrusion'

08/02/2013, 03:08 pm

Apple quickly responded to a proposed e-book price fixing settlement from the U.S. Department of Justice on Friday, declaring the suggested penalties "wildly out of proportion to any adjudicated wrongdoing or potential harm."

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DOJ settlement would require Apple to allow links to Amazon, Barnes & Noble e-book stores

08/02/2013, 10:08 am

Amazon and Barnes & Noble are not currently allowed to link from their native iOS apps to outside e-book stores. But the U.S. Department of Justice has proposed a settlement that would require Apple to allow such links for a two-year period.

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ITC delays ruling on possible Samsung product ban

08/01/2013, 06:08 pm

The U.S. International Trade Commission on Thursday filed an extension of its decision on whether Samsung infringed on certain Apple patents, a claim that could see a sales ban of products made by the South Korean tech giant.

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Senators allude support for Presidential veto of imminent ITC iPhone and iPad ban

07/31/2013, 05:07 pm

Ahead of a U.S. International Trade Commission ban of older Apple iPhone and iPad models, a bipartisan cadre of senators has sent a cautionary letter to Trade Representative Michael Froman, who is responsible for the Presidential review of the ITC order.

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Apple and Motorola dismiss 14 patents from upcoming Florida suit

07/30/2013, 01:07 am

In a filing on Monday, Apple and Google's Motorola agreed to drop a combined 14 patents from a Florida case slated to go to trial in 2014, narrowing claims to a total of 8 patents-in-suit.

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Apple retail workers file class action suit claiming lost wages over bag searches

07/29/2013, 04:07 pm

Former retail employees from Apple Stores in New York and Los Angeles have formed a class action suit against the iPhone maker, claiming that the company's anti-theft policies amounted to unpaid work to the tune of $1,500 per employee per year.

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Microsoft, Intel, Oracle & AT&T come to Apple's defense in looming iPhone 4 ban

07/29/2013, 08:07 am

High stakes in an impending iPhone 4 ban by the International Trade Commission have created some unlikely bedfellows, with a trade group representing Microsoft coming to the defense of rival Apple.

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Apple claims Motorola discriminated on tech licensing, charged 12 times going rate

07/26/2013, 06:07 pm

In a new filing lodged with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit this week, Apple claims Google's Motorola demanded unreasonable rates for tech based on deemed standard essential patents, with fees 12 times higher than what Motorola charged other companies.

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Penguin appeases EU regulators by ditching e-book deal with Apple

07/25/2013, 01:07 pm

The European Commission on Thursday announced that it has reached an agreement with book publisher Penguin, ending its antitrust probe against the company.

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Verizon asks Obama to intervene in Apple v. Samsung case, prevent impending iPhone ban

07/25/2013, 12:07 pm

Verizon's top lawyer penned an editorial this week asking President Barack Obama to prevent the U.S. International Trade Commission from barring the sales of some older iPhones.

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FTC, Google finalize antitrust settlement over Motorola's standard-essential patents

07/24/2013, 02:07 pm

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced on Wednesday that it has reached an agreement with Google in which it will license standard-essential patents it obtained from Motorola under FRAND terms.

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Federal court to hear Apple and Google cross-appeal on Sept. 11

07/22/2013, 06:07 pm

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit gave notice on Monday that it will hear a cross-appeal of Judge Richard Posner's 2012 decision to dismiss an Apple v. Motorola FRAND patent case, with appeal proceedings scheduled for September.

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Apple, Samsung try again to settle patent disputes, but aren't close to a deal

07/19/2013, 03:07 pm

The ongoing patent struggle between Apple and Samsung recently came close to an end according to a new report that also says the two firms are once again working together to close the book on their worldwide legal struggle.

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EU regulators not satisfied by Google's proposed antitrust concessions

07/17/2013, 11:07 am

The executive arm of the European Union has indicated that Google will need to do more in order to satisfy an ongoing antitrust case against the search giant.

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Apple-Samsung smartphone ban courtroom showdown scheduled for Aug. 9

07/16/2013, 10:07 am

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has scheduled a major confrontation between Apple and Samsung for August 9 regarding potential sales injunctions.

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Apple's loss in e-book antitrust case likely to give advantage to Amazon

07/11/2013, 09:07 am

The big winner in the U.S. government's antitrust victory over Apple is Amazon, experts say, as the online retailer will now be able to price e-books however it wants.

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Apple to appeal e-book decision, maintains company did 'nothing wrong'

07/10/2013, 11:07 am

Apple will appeal a federal judge's decision that the iPad maker conspired with publishers to raise the prices of electronic books, with a spokesperson for the Cupertino company saying it has done nothing wrong in its dealings with publishers.

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US court finds Apple guilty of conspiring to raise e-book prices

07/10/2013, 09:07 am

The U.S. government has succeeded in its federal antitrust suit against Apple, as the judge presiding over the case has determined that Apple conspired with book publishers to raise the price of e-books.

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